Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Online)


Program Description

Embark on a career based in prevention and problem solving through our proactive approach to criminal justice, or build a solid foundation for further studies in graduate school.

Boasting four unique concentrations, the criminal justice program invites you to tailor your studies to Juvenile and Family Justice, Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations, Law and Society, or Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Majors will learn how the system truly works and ways to approach issues in a proactive, ethical manner. With an emphasis on cross-cultural sensitivity, you'll be engaged by experts not only in your coursework but by getting involved in actual community issues and networking with police, federal agents, and politicians.

"Professor Carr made law interesting and fun to learn about. She gave real-time examples of world events that related to every topic. She is caring, engaging, motivating and personable."

Nicole Rua '12, Safety Manager, LeChase Construction

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What can you do with a criminal justice degree from Medaille College?

Medaille criminal justice graduates find opportunities in:
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Public defenders' offices
  • Pretrial services
  • Courts
  • District attorneys' offices
  • Police Academy
  • Corporate security
  • Social services
  • Corrections

Program Format

  • 7-week terms.
  • The online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you.
  • Fall start.

Which Concentration Suits You Best?

Juvenile and Family Justice

Choose this concentration if you're interested in working with juveniles, victims of domestic abuse, or careers related to social work.

Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations

This concentration will not only prepare you to work in law enforcement, but also help you to move up in the field. Choose this track if you're looking to work in crime scene investigation, administration, or corrections.

Law and Society

Crafted for the activist, this concentration will prepare you for a career path related to civil rights and social justice.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Choose this concentration if you're looking to work in border patrol, disaster recovery management, or safety coordination and management.

Why Choose Medaille?

Criminal justice majors at Medaille College have the benefit of small class sizes and one-on-one mentorship in a program that focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, law enforcement, courts, cross-cultural sensitivity, communication, modern technology, corrections, and the societal impact of legal institutions. Our rigorous training is perfect for students who desire a career in law enforcement, or those seeking future graduate-level degree(s).

Medaille Fits Your Life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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